Concerning Me

My name is Alpe John, hence ‘Juan’–the HispanicΒ equivalent of the name John. Since I was a kid, I love to draw and sketch, and becoming an architect was my biggest dream. Why an architect? Given my young mind back then, I didn’t know that artists could make a living; I thought the only profession where I can draw to my heart’s content and earn money at the same time was being an architect. So I’ve set my mind on becoming one.

Then came high school. I was a scholar, which meant that I can only take science or technology courses when I go to college. That’s not bad, right? Architecture is still part of the sciences after all. Yes, there’s B.S. Architecture but the course that’s offered in my chosen college school is B.A. Architecture. So good bye architecture! I know, it sucks.

I moved on and studied Electronics and Communications Engineering. Now I’m an ECE engineer and have been working in the industry for more than a year. At this point, that vision of me as an architect just seems like a long forgotten memory. My childhood dream may be dead, but my passion in arts is still not quenched. It is sleeping; smoldering may be, but still burning.

During the entirety of my college years and review, I have not used my skills. But now that I am free from distractions–books, exams, overnights, thesis, review–I can finally give time to develop and improve my skills. Yeah, it might be a little late, but as the proverb goes, it’s never TOO late to try! And this is me, giving it a try. πŸ™‚

Hmmmm, what else. My name is John–that you already know. I am an aspiring artist–that you know too. But what I haven’t told yet you is unlike typical artists, I am one who travels. A lot. If I can. Traveling allows me to see different cultures, different peoples, different places, different art! It gives me a better understanding of how colorful and vivid this world that we live in actually is. My travel-lust is almost insatiable! The more I see, the more I want. The world is so much bigger than i thought when I was but a boy!

The other reason why I travel is it’s kind of a retreat for me–yeah like a soul-searching journey. Not that I lost my soul, but more like it’s incomplete. And parts of it are scattered around the globe. THAT is what I’m searching for. Every time I see a new place, I feel closer to being complete! πŸ™‚

So I guess that’s pretty much it. That should give you an idea of who I am and what I do. If you have questions, you can send me an email, or find me in Facebook. Oh, oh! I almost forgot. Please disregard all that was mentioned above, it’s just a cover up. My REAL dream is world domination and my GREATEST ambition is becoming a super villain! *insert evil laugh* Β Shhhh don’t tell anyone, it’s our secret and your reward for having read this far. πŸ™‚


31 thoughts on “Concerning Me

  1. Doctor Eamer says:

    Hi John! DOST scholar ka din ba? Hehe You are one of the few engineers na na-meet ko sa blogosphere. Pangalawa ka ata. Haha

    You have the skills bro! Keep it up! Into logo design ka din ba? Hehe!

    Anyway, I saw your message sa article ko about blogging. Kung malapit ka lang sa LB, punta ka. πŸ™‚
    Nice to meet you here at the blogosphere. Cheers to blogging! –

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    • juandering.artist says:

      Hello Eamer! Yup DOST scholar ako during high school, sa PHSH (aka PISAY) ako nag-aral, are you familiar?

      Wow thanks sa compliment po! Yup, I’ve done a couple logo designs but not professional pa. From the way you asked, I’m assuming ikaw din? πŸ™‚

      BTW, I’m in Cavite so medyo malayo din. I wish I could follow your blog, pero email subscription lang bah? Di ko alam pa sa wordpress eh, diba dapat may lumalabas na “Follow” button sa lower right, pero I can’t find it! Sorry newbie pa lang. Nakaka-hiya. Haha!

      Very well met. Regards! πŸ™‚

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      • Doctor Eamer says:

        Hahaha! Don’t call me Eamer. Hindi kumpleto. LOL! Doctor Eamer dapat. Haha See my about page: πŸ™‚ Yes, DOST scholar ako when I was in college. Ikaw na ang PISAY! Yes alam ko yun! Haha Magagaling ang taga dun. Hehe Well, noong college ko lang nalaman ang about sa Pisay. hehe Pag practisan mo naman ang logo ko. Wala pa ako eh. hehe Yung sa follow button, wala talaga since .com (own domain) na ako ngayon. Yung wordpress ko lang ang maipa-follow mo. Pwede ka din naman maging updated sa posts ko thru liking my FB page. Hehe Keep writing bro! Aabangan ko ang mga susunod mong posts. hehe


      • juandering.artist says:

        Ayun! Sorry naman. Dr. Eamer pala, nice once! πŸ™‚ And Chem eng ka, wow! Are you a practitioner? Nasa semiconductor company ako ngayon pero I’m thinking of pursuing arts. It’s not yet written in stone though.

        My friend has just started their (she and her siblings) business, and I’m designing their logo, so I still have my plate full atm. But after this project, I should be free, and may be we can start with your logo then. πŸ™‚

        Thanks for the clarification dun sa inquiry ko about following you. So once .com na, hindi na ma follow thru wordpress. I see.

        You have been a great support man, and a greater writer! Salamuch for the warm company! πŸ™‚ I’ll make sure to check on your Facebook page when I get home. Happy pressing!

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  2. kashafS says:

    Woah! no offense, but i never thought guys think so deep! I mean soul searching and travelling – (my dream <3) Cool! And great work! Best of luck!


    • juandering.artist says:

      None taken. πŸ™‚ Yeah, it’s not common for us to think in that level–well at least we don’t speak it loud. We usually keep our thoughts to ourselves, because somehow, the world sees an expressive guy as somewhat weaker. But I don’t believe in that, hence, the blog. πŸ™‚

      Don’t you think it would be a lot better for the world if we just speak our mind (in kind words)? The reason we are never understood is because we seldom speak on the first place.

      Sorry I talk (or write) too much. Hehe

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      • kashafS says:

        Oh its not a problem at all. My bestie was the one who never spoke, they have to just speak more than us when we egg them on!! πŸ˜‰
        And speaking your thoughts or being expressive is never a way to judge about vulnerability! And people do understand! Specially those who write. They just know! πŸ™‚
        And its alright! I talk way more πŸ˜‰


      • kashafS says:

        Its a dream fr a reason ! I have explored almost the whole of my city thanks to my college at the other end!! But other than that, nowhere 😦
        Still Mumbai never lacks new places to see! Big city !! πŸ˜‰

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      • kashafS says:

        Mumbai is famous for Vada Pavs, Dabeli, Puranpohlis, etc. As if you pronounced any of it correctly!! πŸ˜›
        Anyways yea! We eat lots of spice. Thanks to the plants grown here in our country! ❀


  3. Angel says:

    Ang astig ng design ng blog mo, nakakainis. Pareho tayo, world domination din talaga yung tunay na ambisyon ko sa buhay. loljk. San ka po nagcollege?


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